Wild flowers / Paxton Chadwick. Hardmondsworth: Penguin, 1949 

(Puffin picture book)

“In 1947, The Puffin Picture books presented Tschichold with the challenge of striking a delicate balance between text and illustrations, particularly, with the time consuming task of managing the page layout when the illustrations were often received in the incorrect sizes. Tschichold was able to carefully readjust and accomodate the different sized illustrations to create an appealing harmony and balance between text and illustrations (...) Tschichold allows the illustration's exquisite shape to dictate the overall layout of the page as the justified body text serves to provide structure to the layout and compliment the flower illustration.”

Richard B. Doubleday. Jan Tschichold designer: the Penguin years. New Castle: Oak Knoll; Aldershot: Lund Humphries, 2006 (p. 84-85)